My husband and myself stayed at Woodlands, Matheran last week and must may loved the place. They gave us a front-facing room (newly painted) and service was excellent. Like earlier times, reviews on TripAdvisor was really helpful to select the place. The place is calm and away from market noises. We loved the table-tennis and badminton facilities along with swings at the place. They have a mini-library as well :) The vegetarian food was really good.
The charges of the place varies in season and they generally have a two- nights stay package (for 2 people). We got a one and half day (1 night stay) package for Rs. 4150 inclusive of all facilities.
In Matheran, porters are available from Dasturi point to reach the hotel. Other option is to take the toy train till market place, then walk 10 mins to reach the hotel. Our porter Santosh also doubled as a guide and we had a good 3 hours guided tour with him covering five points.More